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Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 08-10-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,825
Posted By Calouste
You can travely without any worries if: 1) You...

You can travely without any worries if:
1) You have a valid H1B, H4, L1 or L2 visa
AND
2) You have the receipt (I-797 form) for your I-485

If you are any other visa, like F1, TN etc, you can't...
Forum: Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP 08-09-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Calouste
On ...

On
http://http://www..com/discuss/765eb/5579027/ someone discusses how they got their EAD expidited with an offer of employment and citing "severe financial loss to their family" as the...
Forum: Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP 08-09-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Calouste
Expediting EAD for H-4 spouse

I have read that it might be possible under certain circumstances to expedite the processing of the EAD for a spouse if he/she has a job offer.

Does anyone have experience with this?

My main...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 08-02-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,848
Posted By Calouste
That would require congressional action, and we...

That would require congressional action, and we all know how much action the Congress shows on immigration issues at the moment.
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 08-02-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,848
Posted By Calouste
They can. The 7% limit is on employment and...

They can. The 7% limit is on employment and family based GCs combined, it doesn't apply per category. Although in general I think USCIS will keep to the 7% country limit per category for the first 3...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 08-02-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Calouste
Transcript of the "show" are available on

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0708/01/ldt.01.html
Forum: Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 08-01-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,447
Posted By Calouste
Well, how many receipts notices have been send...

Well, how many receipts notices have been send out. It's not only I-485's that get a receipt notice, all the I-140's, visa applications, naturalization applications etc etc get a receipt notice as...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 08-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Calouste
I don't think the main goal of Ms Lofgren is to...

I don't think the main goal of Ms Lofgren is to lower the fees. She tries to find out what USCIS is going to do with the extra money, something they haven't been clear about. If it was about the...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 08-01-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,825
Posted By Calouste
Same advice I got from my lawyer, and the...

Same advice I got from my lawyer, and the explanation you give sounds logical.

Note that you can travel and return to the US on an existing H or L visa after you have filed I485, only that you...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 08-01-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,825
Posted By Calouste
I797 is a form that is used by USCIS to send...

I797 is a form that is used by USCIS to send notice of ALL its actions to applicants. AoS, H1, I-140, you name it, the results are all send on a I797 form.
Forum: Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 08-01-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,447
Posted By Calouste
If the 3000 receipt numbers are assigned...

If the 3000 receipt numbers are assigned sequentially, yes. But for all we know they could have 30 clerks who all get assigned a batch of 100 receipt numbers at the start of the day, and then only...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-28-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,238
Posted By Calouste
H-1B numbers: Characteristics of Specialty...

H-1B numbers:

Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B): Fiscal Year 2000 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/FY2000Charact.pdf)
Characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-28-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,238
Posted By Calouste
Thumbs down I'm getting fed up with people on this forum who...

I'm getting fed up with people on this forum who assume that India is the only country from which people immigrate to the US, and always only mention the India dates when talking about cut off dates,...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-25-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 1,197,263
Posted By Calouste
That's not really relevant to what the DoS states...

That's not really relevant to what the DoS states as the cut-off dates in the visa bulletin.

The dates for EB1 and EB2 will IMO most likely be current, whether there are people who can apply for...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-25-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,824
Posted By Calouste
The bright colored cover sheet is a USCIS...

The bright colored cover sheet is a USCIS requirement. As far as I know the actual color doesn't matter, as long as it is obviously different from the normal forms.

I assume that it purpose is to...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-25-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By Calouste
You might want to add the option: 1 (You only) ...

You might want to add the option: 1 (You only)

Not everyone is married you know.
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 1,197,263
Posted By Calouste
The understanding I have is that applications are...

The understanding I have is that applications are processed by receipt date as long as the priority date is current for the month in which it is processed Now that means that when priority dates are...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-24-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,997
Views: 1,197,263
Posted By Calouste
I expect EB2 ROW (and all EB1) to be current when...

I expect EB2 ROW (and all EB1) to be current when new visa numbers become available when the new fiscal year starts in October.
Forum: All other Green Card Issues 07-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,255
Posted By Calouste
Thumbs up Good link

There is also an interesting answer to question 15:

Q15: How long will aliens have to wait for their employment-based applications to be adjudicated?
A15. Applicants should monitor the State...
Forum: Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 07-23-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 41,825
Posted By Calouste
I just brought my AoS paperwork to our internal...

I just brought my AoS paperwork to our internal immigration attorneys this afternoon and was explicitly told NOT to travel outside the US until I get the I-485 receipt notice (I'm on H-1B) or AP.
...
Forum: Retrogression, priority dates and Visa bulletins 07-21-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,053
Posted By Calouste
500-750K was mentioned in the Ombudsman's 2007...

500-750K was mentioned in the Ombudsman's 2007 report about the USCIS. Although it was stated in a way to say that it wasn't the Ombudsman's own number. Something along the lines of: "some say that...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,527
Posted By Calouste
H-1B visa are NOT limited by country. USCIS can...

H-1B visa are NOT limited by country. USCIS can NOT raise the H-1B quota, this requires an act by Congress. Please check your facts.
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-19-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,527
Posted By Calouste
In any case (although I don't know how the...

In any case (although I don't know how the internal processing of USCIS works exactly) there is no need to do anything with the I-485 forms they get in except put them in a pile somewhere. It is not...
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-18-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,325
Posted By Calouste
Jobdestruction? The Seattle Times reports...

Jobdestruction?

The Seattle Times reports (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003793766_jobfair18.html) today that unemployment is near an all-time low in the area.
Forum: IV Agenda and Legislative Updates 07-18-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,268
Posted By Calouste
I have read a few more of his articles, and he is...

I have read a few more of his articles, and he is good at attacking the anti-immigrant crowd, and exposing their inaccuracies and inconsistencies (like the $1000/week lettuce picker). That is helpful...
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